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Tentative Schedule

NOTE: The syllabus is subject to change and does not list all readings and shorter assignments.  Readings are to be completed before the class period for which they are listed.

**Bring to class the text or texts from which you have a reading for the day.

AA = The Aims of Argument; EW = Everyday Writer; SG = ISUComm Student Guide

Date Do Read Due
January 15 Introductions,course policies,discuss literacy autoethnographies
January 17 Sign-up for WordPress sites, compose autoethnographies Douglass (M),Anzaldua (M) Signed Course Policy Agreement, autoethnography at the end of class
January 22 Introduction to reading arguments & summary practice Ch. 2 (AA), your choice of 1 of the following:  “PowerPoint is Evil,” “Facebook: Editing Myself,” “The Struggle and The Tools,” “Technology Transforms Day to Day,” or “In Using Technology for Politics.”Adler (M), p. 72-74 (SG), p. 4-11 (EW)
January 24 Continue summary practice, WMC visit, peer conferencing p. 48-50 (EW),p. 46-50 (SG) First complete draft of summary paper (x3)
January 29 Learning Toulmin,Diagram,Fallacies Ch. 3 (AA),p. 116-123 (EW)
January 31 Introduce portfolio, WordPress Building WordPress Instructions (M) Context Chart
February 5 Conferences Ch. 9 (AA) Toulmin diagram
February 7 Conferences Ch. 10 (AA) Toulmin diagram
February 12 Plagiarism,In-Text Citations, Works Cited Page Ch. 7 (AA),p. 374-379, 402, 406, 419 (EW),MLA Template (M)
February 14 Peer Conferencing Complete Paper (x3)
February 19 Reflections activity, Begin VRA Unit,“Art on Campus” Tour Ch. 5 (AA),p. 58-60 (EW) WRA Paper
February 21 Continue discussing VRA Paper, Visual composing vs. written composing p. 51-55 (SG)
February 26 Thesis statements p. 108-111 (EW) 3 potential thesis statements
February 28 Oral communication, public speaking development p. 44-46 (SG) Speaking outline
March 5 Peer conferencing Complete drafts (x3)
March 7 VRA Presentations VRA Paper (for everyone)
March 12 CCCC  TBD
March 14 CCCC  TBD
March 19 Spring Break, No class
March 21 Spring Break, No class
March 26 Finish VRA Presentations FeedForward
March 28 Begin mediation unit, mock mediation, more “FeedForward” Ch. 11 (AA) 2 sources for each side
April 2 Guest Speaker?, Diaper Fights (M) Blog post exploring topic you’d like to mediate (due at start of class)
April 4 Research lesson 4 sources for each side
April 9 Conferences Outline + proposal
April 11 Conferences Outline + proposal
April 16 Peer conferencing Complete drafts (x3)
April 18 Reflections,sharing proposals and results Mediation Paper
April 23 Final portfolio unit,planning reflections p. 63-67 (SG) Bring all assignment materials
April 25 Blog analysis and discussion “What Makes a Persuasive Blog?”p. 100-102 (EW) Portfolio Proposal
April 30 Revising vs. editing lesson, reflection work p. 82-100 (EW) Blog post explaining/ justifying visual design choices
May 2 Peer conferencing, evaluations, final exam prep Completed draft of blog
May 9 7:30-9:30 a.m.,Ross 0025 TBD Final Exam
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